CMOS Technology Now Being Used in Ikegami HD Camera

CMOS technology, an imaging technology developed by Rockwell Scientific and touted as a low-power, lower-cost alternative to CCD is now being deployed in Ikegami's new HDL-40 full digital box-type camera. The HD camera features Rockwell's ProCamHD 3530 HDTV CMOS-based image sensor, which has been tested and certified by the company and Ikegami.

According to Rockwell, the advantage of its ProCamHD CMOS image sensors include higher optical fill for enhanced sensitivity and reduced noise, resulting in superior video performance with camera engine power consumption vastly reduced over that normally associated with HDTV's high data rates.

The CMOS version of the HDL-40 is an HDTV camera with 1080i/1080p/720p progressive scanning system that uses the 2/3-inch 2,100,000 ProCamHD CMOS-based sensor. It also has a 1920H x 1080V effective picture elements and uses 7 W less power than comparable, CCD-equipped models, according to Ikegami.

The CMOS Image Sensors business unit of Rockwell Scientific developed the ProCamHD family of image sensors, which target entertainment, industrial and consumer applications.

ProCamHD's first customer, JVC, announced its ProCamHD-enabled HDTV camera earlier this year.